My opportunities to head out for a walk, hike, or run on my own are few and far between these days (because, you know, life is busy – I have a young child, a full-time practice, dinner to cook, a house to keep clean, etc.) so when I do get to go out, I try to make the most of it!
One of my patients recommended I check out the Cable Bay trail near Nanaimo, so we decided to check it out! It is a beautiful, dog friendly trail through a lush forest full of ferns and amazing trees and ends up at a really pretty little ocean bay.
We went out as a family on the Easter weekend but with our wandering toddler, we didn’t quite make it the whole way (although we did find 5 dinosaurs!)
So yesterday, when I had the day off and my little guy was in daycare on a beautiful sunny day, it was the perfect opportunity for me to take our dog out for a walk/run/hike and to squeeze in a few stretches along the way.
Sometimes it just makes sense to multi-task, or “stack” your activities to get the most out of life. Here’s how I made the most of my walk yesterday:
Balancing on a log
2. Calf stretch over a root
Click here for a full description of how to do the calf stretch.
3. Relaxing chest stretch (while gazing a the sky through the treetops)
4. Finding stillness in nature
Sometimes we need a little stillness, deep breaths, and a little quality time with Mother Nature.
What is your favourite trail? Let me know in the comments below!